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WIPO SCCR/42: Limitations and exceptions discussions advance

IFLA was proud to attend WIPO SCCR/42, May 9 – 13, an eventful week that saw discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on libraries and a commitment to further study cross-border challenges and develop toolkits on copyright limitations and exceptions before SCCR/43 in 2023. Read More

  • News
  • 16 May 2022

A look forward to WIPO SCCR/42

In May 2022, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Standing Committee on Copyright Relations will meet for the 42nd time – and for the first time in person in the two years since the pandemic began. Read More

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  • 25 April 2022

Knowledge Rights 21 Webinar: The empty library – the urgency of solutions to unsustainable eBook markets

The freedom for libraries to acquire books and develop a collection. A relic of a pre-digital age? Or an ongoing issue in dire need of action? Who and what determines what libraries, both public and academic, can offer: user needs vs publishers’ policies? And how can we protect the rights of access to education, knowledge, and cultural participation? Join KR21 for our first webinar and hear what experts have to say on these topics. Read More

  • Events
  • 20 April 2022

IFLA releases statement on Online Storytimes

Storytimes are a central pillar of many libraries’ work to promote literacy, reading development, and engagement with young children and families in the communities they serve. During and since COVID-19 related closures, storytimes – along with other library services – have been increasingly offered online. However, libraries have not always… Read More

  • News
  • 05 April 2022